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A Year Away

I went into study abroad intending to come back in January (after 5 months), as most K students choose to do. By the beginning of December, however, I knew I wouldn’t be ready to leave at the end of January […]

Tales of Travel Part II

Four smiling K students in Rome Five months and twelve countries later, I have finally completed my semester abroad. I ended my last post in Amsterdam and will start this one in Belgium, where a friend and I somehow, after much trouble, managed to book a […]

On Missed Opportunities

I hesitate to write another post about being at K while everyone else is abroad, but the reality is that even if you don’t choose to study in another place during your junior year, you will constantly be hearing about […]

Being The American

Being “The American” among the locals while studying in France is certainly a unique experience in itself. You’re from a place that gets talked about a lot in the media, so everyone has their thoughts and opinions on where you […]

Wine in France

After 3 months in France, I now feel that I can say I have some wine experience and knowledge under my belt. One of our first big excursions through K’s program was to go to a local organic vineyard and […]

Tales of Travel

As a student at Kalamazoo College, I was given the opportunity to study abroad for my third year. After much consideration into which program would allow me continue studying the French language, learn about a culture I was interested in, […]

New Places, New Faces

Alexandra Smith lying in front of a scenic overlook As most K students are plunging into First Week, I’m starting the third week of my adventures here in Clermont-Ferrand, France! Here’s a glimpse into what I’ve done so far. 1) Climbed a volcano, watched the sunset, and attended a […]

Winter quarter decisions

Although piles and piles of snow keep most of us inside as much as possible (hello, arctic temperatures and sheets of ice on every sidewalk), K sophomores still face a slew of decisions during winter quarter, the most prominent of […]

Phir Milenge (See You Later)!

My time in Varanasi came to a close in the month of December. I tried to savor everything I could about the city – the buffalo stampedes, the five-rupee roadside chai, the yappy dog that lived on the other side […]

Sophomores

There are two scary things that happen in winter quarter when you’re a sophomore: First of all, you have to decide if you’re going on study abroad, and if you are, where and for how long. Study abroad happened to […]